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Viruses encoding a replication-associated protein (Rep) within a covalently closed, single-stranded (ss)DNA genome are among the smallest viruses known to infect eukaryotic organisms, including economically valuable agricultural crops and livestock. Although circular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27093v1
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Background: Increasingly interests in the potential use of insect symbionts Wolbachia to control populations of pest species were focused on many vector pest species and agricultural insects. However, few pieces of researches were reported in stored product insects....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27059v1
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Background Parocneria orienta is the primary defoliator of Cupressaceae plants in China, and its geographic range is expanding. Research is needed to identify the geographic distribution of P. orienta and its major areas of occurrence and to formulate measures...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27051v1
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Saproxylic insects, those that feed on wood or bark, compose a large proportion of forest organisms. Flies (Diptera) are often the most abundant and species-rich groups in forest microhabitats, yet most work to date on saproxylic insect diversity and ecology has...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27034v1
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Biological control constitutes one of the world’s prime ecosystems services, and can provide long-term and broad-scale suppression of invasive pests, weeds and pathogens in both natural and agricultural environments. Following (very few) widely-documented historic...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27009v1
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Background. Phyllotreta striolata is a worldwide pest that harms cruciferous vegetables. The use of pathogenic microorganisms to control pests is an important means of biological control. Using pathogenic microorganisms to prevent and control P. striolata has rarely...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26989v1
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Visitation of plants by different pollinators depends on individual plant traits, spatial context, and other factors. A neglected aspect of small-scale variation of plant-pollinator interactions is the role of vertical position of flowers. We conducted a series...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3471v2
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The pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is a species of arid and semiarid western North America, inhabiting ecoregions ranging from desert to oak and pine forest. Considered primarily insectivorous predators on large arthropods but taking occasional small vertebrate...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26944v1
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The prevalence of artificial light at night (ALAN) is increasing rapidly around the world. The potential physiological costs of this night lighting are often evident in life history shifts. We investigated the effects of chronic night-time exposure to ecologically...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26943v1
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A major obstacle to high-throughput genotyping of micro-hymenoptera is their small size. As species are difficult to discriminate and because complexes may exist, the sequencing of a pool of specimens is hazardous. Thus, one should be able to sequence pangenomic...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26939v1
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RNA interference (RNAi) technology may be useful for developing new crop protection strategies against the soybean pod borer (SPB; Leguminivora glycinivorella), which is a critical soybean pest in northeastern Asia. Immune-related genes have been recently identified...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26923v2
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Introduction: The endoparasitoid Tetrastichus howardi (Olliff, 1893) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) can be reared with the alternative host Tenebrio molitor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Host storage at low temperatures can regulate parasitoid production...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26865v1
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Thermal stress is a key issue for species dominant within ecosystems especially those that carry out key ecosystem service roles. When assessing the impacts of climate change it is critical to assess its biotic impacts relative to other anthropogenic changes to...

["Ecology","Entomology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26854v1
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Sabah, northern Borneo is one of the world’s most well-recognized biodiversity hotspots famous for the incredible diversity of its flora and fauna. Plenty of studies of leaf beetle fauna from this region have been conducted over the past 30 years. Yet, our knowledge...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26801v1
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Ant-mediated seed dispersal, also known as myrmecochory, is a widespread and important mutualism that structures both plant and insect communities. However the extent to which myrmecochory is driven by abiotic and biotic environmental factors remains unclear. We...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26783v1
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